Pear Salad with Dried Cherry Vinaigrette and Macadamia Nut Medallions

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Pear Salad with Dried Cherry Vinaigrette and Macadamia Nut Medallions

Prep Time

45 mins

Dehydrate Time

1 hr

Ingredients

Macadamia Nut Medallions:

1 cup Macadamia Nuts, soaked 6 hours (rinsed and drained)

1/2 Lemon, juiced

2 tsp Dried Rosemary

1 pinch Salt and Pepper to taste

Vinaigrette:

1/2 cup Dried Cherries

1/4 cup Olive Oil

1 tbsp Agave Nectar

1 whole Lemon, juiced

2 tbsp finely diced Shallots

1 pinch Salt and Pepper to taste

Salad:

3 cups mixed Greens

1 whole Pear, chopped (approximately 1 1/2 cups)

1/2 cup chopped Pecans

Directions

Macadamia Nut Medallions

1. Place all ingredients in the food processor

2. Pulse until light, fluffy texture is achieved. It should look like ricotta cheese.

3. Shape in medallions, 11/2 inch across. Set aside.

Vinaigrette

1. Place dried cherries, olive oil and lemon juice and agave in blender

2. Blend until cherries are finely chopped

3. Stir in shallots, pinch salt and peppe

Salad:

1. Toss greens and pear together

2. Toss in enough vinaigrette to coat

3. Top with macadamia nut medallions and pecans

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